EndSARS: Wizkid, Naira Marley, Davido, Paul-Peter Okoye and many other Nigerian Celebrities express their rage on social media
With what might seem like the beginning of a face-off between the Nigerian youths and the SARS, the EndSars campaign is shunning against any option of reform from the Nigerian government, calls for total end.
Nigerian celebrities, the likes of Wizkid, Naira Marley, Davido, Paul and Peter Okoye, Mr Eazi, YCEE and many others, have expressed their rage through their various social media platforms, pushing the EndSARS campaign, over several reports of deaths, injustice meted on Nigerian youths by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad ‘SARS’.
On Saturday, 3 October, 2020, videos surfaced on social media that showed Nigerian youths being harassed by the SARS with their cars taken from them and the victims whisked away. One of which aggravated the campaign was a young man who was allegedly killed and abandoned by the men of SARS in Delta state, his Lexus SUV driven away.
A video shows men of the SARS allegedly arresting a man and his sister because they drove in a benz.
A tweet from singer, Wizkid, directly hits at President Mohammadu Buhari who tweeted a get-well soon message to the US president, Donald Trump and his wife, Melania on contracting COVID-19.
“I wish US President, Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, quick and full recovery from Covid-19,” President Buhari’s tweet reads.
Wizkid has urged other Nigerian celebrities such as Davido, Falz, Peter and Paul Okoye, YCEE, Mr Eazi, Naira Marley and others to express their rage rage on social media, pushing the EndSARS campaign. (Photo: Instagram/ @wizkidayo)
Wizkid replied the tweet with: “Donald trump is not your business! Old man! Police/Sarz still killing Nigerian youth on a daily! Do something! Nothing concern u for America! Face your country !!”
Other celebrities have since joined the campaign, expressing their rage as they all call out for one thing; EndSARS.
Nigerian Celebrities Join The EndSARS Campaign, Rage on Social Media
: “#endsarsnow!!!! If we all come together as brothers and sisters and also as citizens of this country we can end this Nonsense!!”
“Nigerian youths are the most hardworking, creative and peace loving people I know but our government should not take it for granted. #ENDSars.”
: “#ENDSARS Don’t reform or rebrand or repackage! We are tired”
: “Who did we offend? @MBuhari & @ProfOsinbajo. How many more people do you want them to kill before you act as a commander in chief? #EndSARS.”
“Gone are those days when driving at night , you try to avoid some certain isolated area because of otherwise….. now people are avoiding some areas because of #sars …. the new criminals #sars indioshi indioshi.”
“If y’all want me to lead D protest I will lead but just know that they will send me to kirikiri prison this time.”
“Noooooo seriously though..Jokes apart… why shoot someone that’s not carrying a weapon? Can’t u just arrest them and take them to the station??”
Naira Marley joins other Nigerian celebrities and is willing to lead a peaceful protest urging the government to EndSARS. (Photo: Instagram/ @nairamarley)
“Makes me sick to my stomach that till now, we are still waiting for a single word from our so called “president” on this SARS menace.”
“By farrrrr the MOST insensitive government ever in our history. Unbelievable. Just always so absent.”
“Why we dey fear to protest? They may kill us? Are they not killing us already?? I’m every way possible!!!”
Falz, ready to take on a peaceful protest, says this is by far the most insensitive government in Nigerian history. (Photo: Instagram/ (@falzthebahdguy)
Prior to today, the Nigerian youths and celebrities have reached out to the government to end the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Police. This follows numerous harassments and infringements on the rights of the people from the sect that is expected to protect the citizens.